Meghnad Desai is Emeritus Professor of Economics at LSE. He is the author of over 25 books and over 200 articles in academic journals. Desai writes a weekly column in the Indian Express and a fortnightly column in the Financial Express. He received the Pravasi Bharatiya Puraskar in 2004 and Padma Bhushan in 2008, two of India’s highest civilian honours. Desai has been a member of the House of Lords since 1991.